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Just realized that our wedding is set for the Ides of March. Should we change dates??

post #1 of 27
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Today while two of my coworkers and I were vaccinating some dogs, one of them asked me if my fiance and I had set a date for our wedding yet- and i said, Yup! March 15! It was at that point he was like- Ya'll are getting married on the Ides or March???

I didn't even think about it when i had planned the date earlier. March 15 sounded like a great date...until Tom pointed that out For those of you who don't know the Ides of March (march 15) was the day Julius Ceasar was assisinated. It's historically viewed as a "bad" day i suppose you'd say.

I'm not really supersticious at all now- keep that in mind. But i also wonder if i should move the date or not though. When I was origionally picking a date- i was going to have the wedding on St. Patricks day - but since St. Patricks falls on a Monday this year, i chose the 15th instead as it's on a Saturday. Am i just being weird or do ya'll think i should change the date real fast before we send out save the dates and set up contracts with our vendors????

I almost want to keep the date and do something "fun" to celebrate at the reception...like have little "swords" as party favors and maybe a Ceaser cake topper We should also serve Ceaser salads That'd be weird lol! Maybe we should just keep the date though and go about our day as planned? What do ya'll think??
post #2 of 27
Well I love Ancient Roman history and what not, so go for it!!! I totally would do it and play it up! Hmmm....just don't have the guys dress in togas or anything....that might be a lil much!
post #3 of 27
I think you should hold the wedding as planned! Those are great ideas if you want to do something fun for that day. I had no idea what the Ides of March was until now, but that'd make for a fun reception

(Whats wrong with gettin' married on a Monday? We're getting married on a Tuesday )


[yes I know its hard for people to make week-day weddings ]
post #4 of 27
Don't change the date. We got married on April Fool's. LoL
post #5 of 27
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles View Post
Well I love Ancient Roman history and what not, so go for it!!! I totally would do it and play it up! Hmmm....just don't have the guys dress in togas or anything....that might be a lil much!
Sweet!!!!!! Toga Party Reception!!!!!!!! How hilarious and inappropriate would that be (just kidding i wouldn't do that- although it would be insanely fun!) I love ancient history as well so i think i could come up with some fun/creative stuff to do for the wedding maybe! I think we've settled it- i'm keeping the date i'll just personalize it!

How fun would it be to give the little kids "togas" to wear and plastic swords to fight with- they could have a jousting contest

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Originally Posted by Tara & Rob View Post
I think you should hold the wedding as planned! Those are great ideas if you want to do something fun for that day. I had no idea what the Ides of March was until now, but that'd make for a fun reception

(Whats wrong with gettin' married on a Monday? We're getting married on a Tuesday )

[yes I know its hard for people to make week-day weddings ]
The problem with a Monday is that all of our out of town guests for the most part have to be back at home during the week to work, so we are having it on a Saturday. Also- i want all of my coworkers to be able to attend- so having it on a Saturday (at least for the most part) many of them might be able to come! It would mean a lot to me to have them all there as we are all really close- so the easier i make it for my friends/loved ones to be there the better! For us that date just worked out- and we're also not getting charged any extra to have it on the weekend! (usually weekdays are less expensive)

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Originally Posted by Crazyforinfo View Post
Don't change the date. We got married on April Fool's. LoL
Ohhhh i bet that was fun!!!!
post #6 of 27
Don't change it; you're not Caesar! It'll be fine for you.

Tricia
post #7 of 27
Umm I like ancient history but I think your wedding should be on your date and make you happy as it is YOUR WEDDING
post #8 of 27
My s-i-l was married on April 1st.
I was married on August 6th (bombing of Hiroshima). We've been married a long, long time.

It just makes it easier for the guys the anniversary date.
post #9 of 27
March 15th is my Dad's birthday!! Hold your wedding on whatever date you want. Personally March wouldn't be my first pick. March 15-17th are notorious for really bad snows around here... same with Valentines/Presidents Day. But it's your day... do what you want.
post #10 of 27
I believe March 15 is a bad day only if you're Caesar. It's a great date for you guys.
post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
I believe March 15 is a bad day only if you're Caesar. It's a great date for you guys.


I doubt many people know that date, and anyway, I'm sure you can find something bad that happened in history for ANY date!!!
post #12 of 27
I doubt anyone will know, plus, its not like your related to Julius....I'm sure a historical event could be found on every day of the year!
post #13 of 27
marriage or a knife in the back, both are death of a good man.

hhehe, had to say that,,
anyway why not have fun with the date, do a little of roman thing,
wedding tend not to be much fun anyway (like the one i went to day)
so put some fun in it
post #14 of 27
if you really want to have fun with it - have your vows be in ancient greek/latin LOL play it up - it could be really fun if you like themes. If not, ignore it.
post #15 of 27
If I remember correctly the "Ides" fall on more than one day out of the year: March, May, July and October. For those months its the 15th, and the rest of the calendar months the 13th is considered the Ides.

All its suppose to represent is Julius Caesars death...and apparently that turned into a celebration by the Romans. So based on that I would have to say it's the perfect day to get married.
post #16 of 27
Perhaps you may have a nice rich relative give you a trip to Italy for your honeymoon just to go along with the theme.
post #17 of 27
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Thanks guys!!! We are keeping the date just like we planned. I think we're going to try and add some fun personal touches to the wedding too. Definitely Ceaser salads!!

I still think we should have a Toga party reception (j/k!) that would be hilarious!!!

I also LOVE Heather's idea about having a rich relative get us tickets to Italy for our honeymoon (Venice would be my choice city) lol....hopefully a rich relative will turn up between now and then
post #18 of 27
Your special day is going to be what you make it!!

And remember, there are always those last minute hiccups... but hey, at least you can have something creative to blame it on.

Florist is late??? Darn you Brutus!!!!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ali012281 View Post
Your special day is going to be what you make it!!

And remember, there are always those last minute hiccups... but hey, at least you can have something creative to blame it on.

Florist is late??? Darn you Brutus!!!!
I'm doing the flowers so hopefully that won't be an issue

Hummm...i think i'll blame Brutus if my cake is messed up though! Ohhh fun! I can blame "brutus" if anything goes wrong
post #20 of 27
Well Nikki...considering I had no idea what the Ides of March was before you posted this...I am going to say go ahead. You'll be fine
post #21 of 27
Exactly... now how many people can say that?
post #22 of 27
Okay so I swear I TOTALLY picked leave it but the computer says otherwise!

I say, what the heck! You should definately play it up
post #23 of 27
I had heard of the Ides of March, but had forgotten what it meant until you posted this. I say keed it. Maybe even put a little note in the program (if you're having it) explaining the Ides of March, especially if you having things at the reception to reference it.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post


I doubt many people know that date, and anyway, I'm sure you can find something bad that happened in history for ANY date!!!
I had no clue either

I would go for it!
post #25 of 27
Just to let you all know (4 years of studying latin and roman history here):

The Ides of any month are considered to be the luckiest of the month. Usually they are on the 15th of every month, but in some months the Ides fall on the 13th. Saying "the Ides of March" therefore in Latin, is just saying "March 15th). There are also the Kalends (1st of every month), and the nones (5th or 7th of the month).

The reason why Caesar got stabbed on the Ides was because even though he was warned, he decided to go to the Senate anyway because he figured the fortune teller was just bluffing.....because that's how lucky the Ides are.

Today the Ides represent "doom" because of stupid Shakespeare and his Julius Caesar play.....but don't pay any attention to that. Just think about how lucky you are to be getting married on the luckiest day of the year!

I can't remember why it's so lucky, and I've been searching for it....and I know for a fact that the Ides are lucky...and I'm 99% sure that the Ides fo March are even luckier....maybe because it's the 3rd month?

ETA: That's why Friday the 13th is such a big deal. Because it's like "this day is soooo lucky....unless it's on a Friday"....if that made any sense!
post #26 of 27
IMO if you are basing your marriage on a "date" of the year, then you shouldn't be marrying

Its the two people involved in the marriage the makes it work or not. Just be sure this is the person you want to grow old with and be happy doing so

BTW DH and I were married on Valentine's Day so he can't forget the date....
post #27 of 27
If you try to find a date that no one has died on....well, you`ll NEVER get married!
Linda
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